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Derrick Snowden

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Baltimore, Md.

High School:
Archbishop Spalding H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 170

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
01/29/1981

Experience:
3L

VILLANOVA: This dynamic guard is blessed with great speed ... A superior defender ... Loves to create off the dribble ... Has developed a knack for making clutch plays ... Underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL on Aug. 27.

2002-03: Villanova's leader in assists (3.5 apg), 3-point shooting percentage (.432), and minutes played (919) ...Was one of VU's most consistent players down the stretch ... Led the Wildcats with 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field in a 46-41 loss to Georgetown in the opening round of the Big East Tournament on March 12 ... Also contributed four rebounds and two assists ... Played 39 minutes and scored eight points in a 56-54 loss to Pittsburgh on March 9 ... Generated 14 points, four assists, three steals and zero turnovers in a 92-84 loss at Boston College on March 4 ... Scored 11 points and handed out four assists in an 88-63 defeat at Virginia Tech on March 1 ... Connected on 3-of-4 3-point field goals en route to 15 points in a 75-56 win over Miami on Feb. 25 at the Pavilion ... Converted season-high three 3-point field goals in a 70-60 loss at Providence on Feb. 22 ... Offered a strong all-around effort in a 79-70 win over Connecticut on Feb. 15 ... Scored six points, grabbed four rebounds, made four steals and helped slow Ben Gordon in the second half for the Wildcats ... Collected a season high six rebounds in a 52-50 loss to St. John's on Feb. 11 ... His free throw with 6.6 seconds left lifted the Wildcats into overtime on Feb. 8 at Miami ... Villanova eventually captured the contest as he concluded the night with 10 points and four assists ... Played 38 minutes against the Hurricanes ... Added 12 points, five rebounds, four assists, three steals and just one turnover in a 81-67 win over Providence on Jan. 11 ... Contributed 12 points, four assists and three steals in 92-81 overtime victory over Virginia Tech on Jan. 8 ... Authored his most complete performance of the young season in a 68-53 win over Binghamton on Dec. 27 ... Led the 'Cats with 15 points, five assists and one steal ... Scored a season-high nine points in a 72-58 loss to Pennsylvania on Dec. 10 at the First Union Center ... Tied a career high with eight assists in an 81-73 victory over Michigan State on Nov. 29 in Anchorage, Alaska ... Delivered eight points and six assists in 64-41 win over Drexel on Nov. 22.

2001-02: Led theWildcats with 125 assists (3.9 apg) ... One of fourWildcats to average double figures in points (10.4 ppg) ... Established a new career high with 21 points in a 84-69 first round NIT win over Manhattan on March 14 ... Delivered 14 points and six assists to help key a 77-62 win over St. John's on March 3 ... Made a crucial triple with 2:39 to go in the second half to give VU the lead for good in a 67-61 win over Syracuse on Feb. 28 ... Ended the night with 15 points ... Scored eight points in final minute of regulation to help Wildcats rally to an 83-72 win over Georgetown on Feb. 16 ... Completed a fine all-around game on Jan. 28 with 15 points, six assists and two steals in 102-73 win over St. Joseph's on Jan. 28 ... His driving layup with 26 seconds to go provided the margin of victory for Villanova in a 74- 72 win overNotreDame on Jan. 6 ... Ended the day with 17 points and six rebounds ... Gave an excellent all-around performance in Big East opener against Providence on Jan. 2 ... Scored 14 points, dished out six assists and came up with a career-high five steals in 76-57 win ... Established a new career high with 19 points in 104-91 win over VMI on Dec. 22 ... His 12 foot field goal with 21 seconds left proved to be the winning basket in 70-66 win over Temple on Dec. 8 ... Also dropped in two clutch free throws with 6.1 seconds left ... Suffered a strained groin muscle in first half of 75-74 loss to Pennsylvania on Dec. 5 ... Logged 37 minutes of action in 82-68 win over Grambling on Nov. 21 ... Chipped in with 10 points, four rebounds and three assists.

2000-01: Came on strong in his debut campaign ... Averaged 8.5 points and 4.2 assists per outing over the last nine games of the campaign ... Started the final seven games ... Handed out a career high seven assists in 82-71 win over West Virginia on March 7 ... Also scored 13 points ... Came through with 10 points, a career-high six rebounds and excellent defense on Darius Lane (five points, 2-12 shooting) in a 74-55 win over Seton Hall on Feb. 28 ... Played 37 minutes and scored 10 points on 3-of-4 shooting from the floor in a 71-55 win over St. John's on Feb. 25 ... Enjoyed a terrific game atWest Virginia on Feb. 20 ... Scored 18 points and handed out five assists in 39 minutes, all of which were career highs ... Played a career-high 31 minutes, scored eight points and committed one turnover in 59-56 win at Georgetown on Feb. 12 ... Established a career high with 12 points, on 4-of-6 shooting from the floor in 82-70 loss at St. John's on Jan. 20 ... Made his first career start against Virginia Tech on Jan. 17 ... Played 25 minutes and scored two points ...Set a new career high in minutes with 27 in 95-63 loss at UCLA on Jan. 13 ... Contributed 10 points in 25 minutes against Providence on Jan. 9, both career highs ... Provided excellent second-half defense against fellow rookie Jameer Nelson in 78-75 victory over St. Joseph's on Dec. 11.

ARCHBISHOP SPALDING: A standout at the school in Severn, Md. ... Named Baltimore Sun Player of the Year and Catholic League Most Valuable Player ... Scored 1,454 points and handed out 763 assists in his career ... Also collected 354 steals as a prepster.

PERSONAL: Enrolled in the School of Arts & Sciences ... Born 1/29/81 in Landover Hills, Md. ... Parents are Francis and Carolyn Snowden ... One of six children ... Video games are a favored diversion ... Earned a Math Achievement Award in 11th grade.

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